Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Tustin, California

Find a therapist in Tustin, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Tustin to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Katina Boulai

Katina Boulai, MA, LMFT

My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dr. Elizabeth Kane

Dr. Elizabeth Kane, PhD, LMFT

Seeking additional support for areas in our lives that are in need of attention is a wonderful way to focus on personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA. With over 13 years of educational experience in the field of counseling psychology including an earned Doctoral degree in Psychology as well as over 10 years in clinical practice, I blend both my research and clinical skills to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Deanna Daniels

Deanna Daniels, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach with 16 years of clinical experience. My guiding approach to effective therapy focuses on seeing the problem as separate from the person. I believe that people are the experts of their own lives. I choose to sit in a place of curiosity to help you uncover already present strengths or develop new approaches to life's challenges. I work collaboratively with those who Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years


Amanda Wiginton

Amanda Wiginton, LMFT

Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Bonnie Monfils

Bonnie Monfils, Lmft, M.S.

Hello! My name is Bonnie and I am Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I received my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Practitioner of Clinical Counseling. My career started at a Dual diagnosis clinic helping individuals with mental health and substance use issues. I have also volunteered much of my time with the LGBTQ community. Within in the last four years my work has been in community mental health, child welfare, family Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Molly  Roha-Fuentes

Molly Roha-Fuentes, MS, LMFT

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I've worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, parenting, communication, life changes and grief and loss. My style is warm, open and engaging, and I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I take an eclectic approach with clients, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Dr. Negar Nazari

Dr. Negar Nazari, Ph.D.

Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Rebecca Tekeian

Rebecca Tekeian, MA, LPCC

Hello, my name is Rebecca! I am so glad that you have found time to read my page. Receiving counseling services myself in the past, I know how important it is to choose the right counselor, the right therapist. It is important to know their values and to become familiar with how they work. As a counselor, it is important to identify the tools needed to address each individual and the issues that they face Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Armenian
  • Experience: 5 years


Jesse Moon

Jesse Moon, MA, LMFT

I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


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Anne Lee , MS, RDN, LMFT, CEDS

Anne began her career as a Registered Dietitian over 25 years ago where she provided nutrition support and counseling to individuals with major health problems. She eventually changed her focus to mental health and wellness at Capistrano by the Sea Hospital in Dana Point, California. At "Capo" she developed a passion in working with individuals and their families with mental health issues, eating disorders, and addictions.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Tustin, California

Located in Orange County, Tustin, “the city of trees,” is one of the historic towns of California. A wonderful heritage enriches Tustin’s charm. The city is near several popular destinations such as Disneyland Resort, Angels Stadium of Anaheim and Newport Beach. It is a place where tourism thrives. Orange County is the paradise of Southern California.

Although local entertainment is enticing and endless possibilities for fun and exploration exist, Tustin enjoys the advantage of being minutes away from nearly every major attraction in Orange County through an extensive travel grid that includes John Wayne Airport.

Obstacles in Finding Mental Health Services in Tustin

California has grown exponentially, increasing by millions of people in the last two decades. Meanwhile, acute care psychiatric beds have decreased by almost 30 percent. No area of California is untouched by the lack of mental health resources needed to support a population that continues to expand.

One of the most significant obstacles to mental health care in Tustin, as in other areas of the country, is a lack of understanding by the public about the prevalence and nature of mental health disorders. Myths abound and prevent people from getting the help they need. Perhaps the greatest myth is that mental health problems do not affect most people.

Myths about Mental Health Affect Everyone

The number of people with untreated, hidden mental health issues is staggering. The mentally ill have studied, worked and lived in homes with many people in Tustin, although most do not recognize it.

Mentally ill people in Tustin, unlike Hollywood film portrayals, can look and behave like “normal” people. Chameleon-like, the mentally ill have learned to blend in socially because mental illness does not rob people of intelligence; those who need treatment fear stigmatization.

People in Tustin who need help can become adept at hiding their true mental condition. Depressed people can be funny, entertaining, extroverted and popular in public. When they are alone, their true pain can be manifest in ways that their friends and coworkers would not believe. People who suffer from anxiety and panic may look fine, but eventually, some people can become too fearful to leave their homes.

A few of the falsehoods and myths that people in Tustin may hold about mentally ill people are:

  • Depressed people would be fine if they tried harder.
  • Those who talk about suicide are being dramatic to gain attention.
  • Mental illness happens to weak people who have no character.
  • Once someone is mentally ill, the condition is frankly hopeless.
  • People use mental problems as an excuse because they are too lazy to work.
  • Mentally ill people are violent; people should avoid them.
  • It is not possible to do anything for a mentally ill person.

Help People in Tustin Get Treatment for Mental Illness

Trying harder is not going to enable a person to walk after breaking a leg. Trying harder will not cure someone with diabetes. Trying harder will not cure mental illness.

People who “talk about suicide” sincerely want to die and often succeed. They do not need criticism; they need immediate help from emergency medical care.

Mental illness is not a character fault. A genetic condition can cause it. So can accidents (brain injury from a fall or vehicle crash), cruel treatment during childhood, or witnessing traumatic events. Mental illness can involve altered brain chemistry. Psychiatric medication helps many people by correcting these chemical imbalances, just as insulin helps people with diabetes.

The mentally ill can receive courage to seek treatment from sensitive friends and family members who show them kindness and respect. Mentally ill people in Tustin need to know that, with treatment, they can become well enough to function in life and be happy again.

Mental Health Services Are Available for the People of Tustin

A new Behavioral Health Action will make behavioral health a top priority. The California Hospital Association has collaborated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They want to change the delivery system for people who need mental health services. Their plan of attack at the state and county levels will help the mentally ill in Orange County.

Successful treatment of mental illness is possible using E-Counseling’s directory to help Tustin citizens find the right treatment and reach for a renewed joy in living.